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On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:43:09 -0700, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> Are you saying that pf(4) doesn't work well in NetBSD-8_BETA?

Our single-router installation was rock stable under netbsd-5, and when 
it showed the occasional hiccup under -7, there was a push towards 
redundancy. So I set up a pair of machines running as failover routers 
(carp, pf) with netbsd-7, then netbsd-8. 

The crash rate went from twice a day to twice an hour; PRs are 51729, 
51877, 51930, 52263. In the end, I had to acknowledge I was clearly out 
of my depth, and looked elsewhere. When I learned that FreeBSD had 
mp-enabled pf, my choice was made. The installation is stable, and max. 
throughput over 10 GBE is +50% over NetBSD.

I put pkgsrc on the machines, and I do miss NetBSD's clean simplicity - 
FreeBSD feels byzantine at times. But there is no arguing in the face 
of stability.


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